On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the first job fair in a San Diego County jail was held for participants of East Mesa Reentry Facility’s (EMRF) culinary training program and Reentry Works San Diego job center. Fifty-six inmates who are within a year of release attended the job fair, holding portfolios containing their résumés and pointers from the San Diego Second Chance Program, the operator of the job center that organized the job fair along with the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department.
Forty of the attendees are participants of the job center. Participating employers included Starbucks, Kitchens for Good, Mirch Masala 2 GO, City Tacos, La Bella Pizza Garden, Royalty Staffing and Roma Market
The meaningful conversations at the job fair offered great practice for interviewing skills.
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